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The Scope of Copyright Protection


Published January 14, 2014


House Judiciary Committee - The Scope of Copyright Protection
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
U.S. House of Representatives
January 14, 2014

C-SPAN Video Library Review: “Witnesses testified on materials that can be protected under copyright law, the extent of that protection, and specific rights that should and should not be included in that protection. Regarding Internet file sharing, most of the panelists agreed file sharing is illegal and takes revenue out of the hands of creators. Professor Lunney disagreed, saying he believes that file sharing is so pervasive it was not possible to stop and is essentially a waste to pursue.” [Used with permission.]

Submitted Testimony by Witnesses on Panel I: David Nimmer, G.S. Lunney, Mark Schultz, James Love, Patricia Griffin, Carl Malamud.

The committee heard testimony on making available rights, broadcast rights, and the rights of the American people to know the laws under which they govern themselves.

Image of the Chair [00:00:00] Call to order and introductory statement by the Chairman of the Subcommittee, Congressman Howard Coble of North Carolina.
Image of the Chair [00:02:20] Statement of the Ranking Member, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan.
Image of the Chair [00:07:22] Statement of the Chairman of the Full Committee, Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia of Michigan.
Image of the Chair [00:10:59] Swearing in of the Witnesses.
Image of the Chair [00:11:22] Motion for Unanimous Consent for Reading Documents into the Record by Congressman Darrell Issa of California.
Image of the Chair [00:11:43] Introduction of the Witnesses by Subcommittee Chairman Coble.
Image of the Chair [00:15:09] Statement of Mr. David Nimmer on “Policy Considerations Relating to Copyright Law's 'Making Available' Right.”
Image of the Chair [00:20:24] Statement of Professor G.S. Lunney on “Against the 'Making Available' Right.”
Image of the Chair [00:25:51] Statement of Professor Mark Schultz on “The Scope of Copyright Protection for Broadcasts.”
Image of the Chair [00:30:34] Statement of Mr. James Love on “The Scope of Copyright Protection for Broadcasts.”
Image of the Chair [00:36:05] Statement of Ms. Patricia Griffin on “The American National Standards Institute.”
Image of the Chair [00:41:51] Statement of Mr. Carl Malamud on “An Edicts of Government Amendment.”
Image of the Chair [00:46:03] Questions by Subcommittee Chairman Coble to Mr. Schultz concerning the broadcast right and other matters.
Image of the Chair [00:48:10] Questions by Subcommittee Chairman Coble to Professor Lunney concerning the making available right and other matters.
Image of the Chair [00:49:35] Questions by Subcommittee Chairman Coble to Mr. Love concerning the WIPO broadcast treaty.
Image of the Chair [00:51:15] Questions by Subcommittee Chairman Coble to Ms. Griffin concerning the rights of citizens to read the law.
Image of the Chair [00:53:39] Questions by Ranking Member Conyers to Mr. Nimmer.
Image of the Chair [00:58:39] Questions by Committee Chairman Goodlatte to Mr. Nimmer, Mr. Love, Mr. Schultz, and Mr. Lunney concerning additional topics.
Image of the Chair [01:06:56] Questions by Congresswoman Judy Chu of California to Mr. Nimmer, Mr. Lunney, and Mr. Schultz.
Image of the Chair [01:12:46] Questions by Congressman George Holding of North Carolina to Mr. Nimmer and Mr. Love.
Image of the Chair [01:18:00] Questions by Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida to Mr. Lunney.
Image of the Chair [01:25:51] Questions by the Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee, Congressman Thomas Marino of Pennsylvania to Mr. Griffin, Mr. Schultz, and Mr. Lunney.
Image of the Chair [01:32:10] Questions by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington to Mr. Nimmer and Mr. Lunney.
Image of the Chair [01:36:32] Questions by Congressman Darrell Issa of California to Mr. Malamud and Ms. Griffin concerning the right of every American to have free access to every law that he or she must live under.
Image of the Chair [01:45:45] Questions by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York to Mr. Lunney and Mr. Nimmer.
Image of the Chair [01:53:12] Questions by Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia to Mr. Malamud.
Image of the Chair [01:59:16] Questions by Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York to Mr. Lunney, Mr. Nimmer, Mr. Schultz, and Mr. Love.
Image of the Chair [02:06:15] Questions by Congressman Blake Farenthold of Texas to Mr. Lunney, Mr. Nimmer, Mr. Schultz, and Ms. Griffin.
Image of the Chair [02:12:14] Questions by Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia to Mr. Malamud.
Image of the Chair [02:17:54] Questions by Congressman Ron DeSantis of Florida to Mr. Malamud and Ms. Griffin.
Image of the Chair [02:24:16] Statement of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California regarding the right to read the law.
Image of the Chair [02:30:04] Questions by Congresswoman Jackson Lee of Texas to all members of the panel.



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Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


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